Richard “Dick” G. Kaiser, age 90, of Beaver Dam, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Touchmark Senior Living in Appleton.
The visitation will be at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church on Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:20 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at the church on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. with Fr. Mike Erwin officiating. Burial will be at St. Peter Cemetery in Beaver Dam and military honors will be provided by the John E. Miller American Legion Post #146.
Richard Gerald Kaiser was born on November 12, 1930 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to Frank and Mary (Rose) Kaiser. He was raised in Beaver Dam and graduated high school in 1948. Dick was drafted in the United States Army and proudly served during the Korean War as a sergeant. On October 5, 1957, he was united in marriage with Maxine “Mickey” Neuman at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Beaver Dam. Dick worked as a carpenter for many years, leaving his mark on many homes in the area, including the home he built for his wife and family and lived in for over 40 years. His carpentry skills lead him to create many projects for his friends and family that will be treasured heirlooms for many generations. For a short time, Dick worked as a typesetter for the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen. He volunteered for the Beaver Dam Fire Department and eventually became a full-time EMT for the city, until his retirement. Later in life, Dick and Mickey made Arizona their home during the winter months for over 20 years. In the summer months, one of Dick’s greatest joys in life was to be on his lawn tractor maintaining his yard. He was a life-long member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish and was a member of the American Legion Post #146.
Dick is survived by his wife, Mickey of Beaver Dam; daughters, Cindy (John) Rueth of Appleton and Brenda (Dennis) Sherman of Anthem, AZ; grandchildren, Justin Rueth of Rochester, MN, Tyler (Emily) Rueth of Appleton, Tara (Mike) Erie of Mendota Heights, MN and Matt (Lana) Sherman of Valparaiso, IN; great grandchildren, Owen and Lauren Rueth and Oliver and Tilly Erie; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jim Kaiser; and sisters, Rosemary Sieja and Jeanne McCarthy.
The family would like to send a special thanks to Hillside Hospice and Homecare, especially Denise, Shayla and Tammy, as well as Jessie and Ashley with Moments Hospice and the entire staff at Touchmark Assisted Living in Appleton.
The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, or for directions and other information, please visit our website at www.KoepsellFH.com.